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INSIDE THE NEW GASGAS LINE: THE WRAP

This week’s announcement that GasGas motorcycles will be offered in the U.S. came as no big shock. The prices, however, were a surprise. Pierer Mobility, the parent company of KTM and Husqvarna, acquired controlling interest in GasGas at the end of 2019. GasGas trials bikes were the main prize, and would continue without much change. […]

GASGAS 2021 OFFICIAL LAUNCH

GasGas officially launched its off-road line for 2021 today. Pierer Mobility Group, the parent company for KTM, acquired controlling interest in the Spanish company late last year and has moved to combine resources. The off-road bikes will closely resemble KTM motorcycles, while the trials line will based on previous GasGas models. Pricing will be lower […]

KTM 790 ADVENTURE R: FULL TEST

When it comes to taking gigantic, twin-cylinder motorcycles off-road, the KTM 790 Adventure R has been king since it was introduced a little over one year ago. It’s almost as if KTM looked at the rules of the game and decided how best to cheat. Yes, it’s still big enough to qualify as a full-blooded […]

2021 KTM 450XC-F: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

The 2021 KTM 450XC-F is KTM’s flagship off-road racer. It’s a close relative to the 450SX-F motocross bike, using the same frame, motor, gear ratios and suspension components, but it has a number of concessions to off-road riders. The rear wheel is an 18-incher, it had a kickstand, handguards and a larger tank. Also the […]

KTM 250SX-F: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

The KTM 250SX-F is generally regarded as a race bike with a distinct slant toward pro riders. Most of the reputation comes from a fairly high-strung motor and a stiff chassis. With this project, the aim was to make the KTM a little friendlier without surrendering any pro appeal. FCP Racing engine mounts are designed […]

FIRST RIDE–2021 KTM 450XC-F: THE WRAP

Our 2021 KTM 450XC-F test bike arrived in the nick of time for the rescheduled NGPC series next week in Idaho. This is the perfect bike for that series, which was formerly known as the District 37 Big 6 GP series. The KTM 450XC-F has a long history of success there with riders like Gary […]

THE KTM 200 TWO-STROKE LIVES AGAIN! BEHIND THE BUILD

The 200cc KTM has a very devoted cult-like following, and the fact that KTM stopped production of this model back in 2016 just fuels the fire of desire for some. Lendon Smith and Robert Lightfeldt, owners of Seat Concepts in Idaho, are two such people. They decided to take matters into their own hands by […]

KTM 200 PROJECT: RAW VIDEO

The KTM 200XC-W vanished before its time. That left a massive void in the hearts of small-bore two-stroke fans. One of them was Lendon Smith of Seat Concepts. He set out to bring the 200 back by assembling a motor from parts and installing it into a modern KTM chassis. The result is an amazing […]

2021 KTM 450SX-F FIRST RIDE VIDEO

The 2021 KTM 450SX-F is here with a number of changes that have a big impact on its standing the the motocross world. It’s still the lightest and among the fastest bikes in its class, but for the upcoming year it has received substantial attention in the suspension department–most notably the fork. The WP Xact […]

KTM 250SX: DIRT BIKE 2-STROKE VIDEO SERIES

The KTM 250SX two-stroke remains the horsepower king of the class. It’s also light, smooth and technologically sophisticated. On top of all that, if you want to compete in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series, it is one of only two-two-strokes that is legal–the other being the Husqvarna TC250. Here’s what the Dirt Bike staff […]

RIDING THE 2020 KTM 790 ADVENTURE R: THE WRAP

We’ve had the opportunity to spend some time on adventure bikes this summer, and loved every minute of it. The highlight was the return of the KTM 790 Adventure to the garage, which has reconfirmed its status as the pick of the litter.  Paul Krause has joined us on several rides in the Southern California […]

2020 KTM 390 ADVENTURE, FULL TEST

KTM knocked it out of the park with the 790 Adventure last year. It’s a stunning motorcycle that broke new ground in off-road performance and accessibility for a full-sized ADV machine. Even though the performance-to-price ratio was better than anything that came before it, the 790 was still out of reach of many would-be off-road […]

2021 KTM SMARTPHONE MAPPING TOOL EXPLAINED: THE WRAP

This week’s announcement of the 2021 KTM and Husqvarnas held a surprise for those of us who thought we knew everything. The 2021 KTM SX-F and XC-F models will have smartphone connectivity that should make mapping changes much easier at the track. The Husky models that will have this system are the FC and FX […]

2021 KTM ELECTRIC BIKES

KTM has expanded its electric offerings  with the inclusion of a KTM-branded Stacyc youth model. While the Stacyc is technically branded as a 2020 model, the 2021 Freeride XC-E electric motorcycle was announced as well as the 2021 KTM SX E 5 mini. Below is KTM’s official announcement and information. For KTM’s 2021 gasoline-powered motocross […]

2021 KTM TWO-STROKES

KTM will be offering 14 different two-stroke models for 2021. In the motocross line, the 250SX is back and it still has a carburetor and a kickstarter. The 150SX, 125SX, 85SX (in both big wheel and standard), 65SX, 50SX and 50SX Mini all return and none have TPI fuel-injection for the coming year. KTM’s XC […]

2021 KTM MOTOCROSS BIKES ANNOUNCED

KTM’s motocross line for 2021 was revealed today. This includes the four-strokes (450SX-F, 350SX-F, 250SX-F), the two-strokes (250SX, 150SX, 125SX, 85SX, 65SX, 50SX) and the KTM SX E5 electric mini. The most significant change for the motocross line is in the realm of electronic tuning. KTM now has a digital tuning app that allows a […]

2021 KTM CROSS-COUNTRY MODELS REVEALED

KTM pulled the sheets off its 2021 off-road competition models today. The bikes shown to the world include the  450XC-F, 350XC-F and 250XC-F four-strokes. Also shown were the 300XC, 250XC and a new 125XC. All have substancial suspension upgrades as well as much easier electronic tuning methods. To see KTM’s 2021 motocross bikes, click here. […]

KTM 250 TPI ISSUES & SOLUTIONS: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

TELL ME WHAT TO DO! Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I have a 2020 KTM 250XC TPI. Love the handling and suspension. Only “like” the motor performance. Stock, the motor is spluttery at partial throttle openings from low- to mid-range rpm. Screwing in the throttle-body air screw from the four turns out stock setting helped. Based upon […]